January, 2015

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Lean Product Management Manifesto

Melissa Perri

If you want to read the story behind the Lean Product Management Manifesto, you can find it here. Over the past few months I have been working with people in the Lean and Agile community to figure out how we can communicate the benefits of a Lean approach to Product Management. I expect this to evolve and change as we continuously integrate these principles into our own practices and learn.

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How to Measure the Quality of Your Product

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

We all want to create a quality product. Every team–from Executives to Sales, Marketing, Support, and Development–talk about the quality of the product. But the truth is, no matter how much teams speak about quality, chances are your company doesn’t have a clear or unified definition of what quality is. Even worse, companies usually don’t have a clear approach to […] The post How to Measure the Quality of Your Product first appeared on Daniel Elizalde.

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Why Not What – An Example

Tyner Blain

Forbes quoted Steve Jobs as saying “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” This is a really enlightened perspective – and a way to enforce focus from the top down. Before you can drive a “this goal is more important than that goal” focus, you have to make sure you’re actually focusing on the goals.

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What are the best product management books?

DISQO

Product management is grounded in learning, so it makes sense that reading is a critical aspect of keeping up with trends. On our podcast, This is Product Management , we ask all interviewees which books they’re currently reading. Here’s the most popular along with some of our favorites: Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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Leave the Management to Us: Outsourcing Your Day-to-Day Operations

TSIA

It appears we’re in for a pretty exciting year for managed services, as more and more businesses are looking to MS providers to assist in their day-to-day-operations. While this is an up-and-coming trend, there are still some companies that are looking into implementing managed services within their organizations, but are uncertain of exactly what it is and how it can help.

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The Story Behind The Lean Product Management Manifesto

Melissa Perri

Setting the Stage. In the past few years, I have had a lot of people come up to me and ask about Product Management (lean, agile, waterfall, whatever) and what makes a "good" Product Manager. They've also asked for resources. A lot of the resources on traditional Product Management tend to focus on story card grooming, lots of feature specs, and playing politics with the business.

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8 Steps to Building Features Your Users Actually Want

UserTesting

Today’s guest post was written by Craig Morrison, founder of UsabilityHour.com. Enjoy! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!! That’s a quote from Lord of the Rings, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last… 60 years. This is … The post 8 Steps to Building Features Your Users Actually Want appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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7 Ways To Growth Hack eCommerce in 2015

Bryce York

Before we get started: In this post I’ll be referring to eCommerce store owners as e-tailers, purely to save repeating myself. Let’s get on with it! 1. Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) will come out of obscurity. A lot of e-tailers discovered CRO in 2015. Many of us even did some research and started to look into the technology and tactics that make it work.

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What are the major product management trends of 2015?

DISQO

What does it take to be a successful product manager? What exactly do product managers do on a daily basis? What are the latest trends and best practices throughout the product lifecycle? To get answers to these questions and to many others, we sourced and surveyed over 100 product managers at SMBs to Fortune 500 companies across various industries.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Tips For Optimizing Your Recommendation Engine for Customer Outcomes

TSIA

In today’s B4B world , meeting business outcomes for the customer is increasingly more important. If suppliers can present valid solutions to the pressing issues facing customers at the right time, then win rates will improve, suppliers’ business will grow, and customers will gain success. Can these offers, or at least the presentation of the offers, be automated?

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What Makes a Great Product Manager?

Melissa Perri

It's a question I get asked often by my students, clients, and people in the community. What is it that separates the good Product Managers from the best? What qualities in my potential candidates will let me know this person is the real deal? To me, there's one thing that stands between a good Product Manager and an exceptional Product Manager. It's not wireframing.

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What are the major product management trends of 2015?

DISQO

What does it take to be a successful product manager? What exactly do product managers do on a daily basis? What are the latest trends and best practices throughout the product lifecycle? To get answers to these questions and to many others, we sourced and surveyed over 100 product managers at SMBs to Fortune 500 companies across various industries.

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What Makes a Successful Learning-as-a-Service Offer

TSIA

The XaaS model, which refers to “anything”-as-a-service, has become a hot topic in the technology services industry. In response to this growing trend, education service providers are starting to develop learning-as-a-service (LaaS) offers that include cloud-based tools, providing customers with even more accessibility to education resources that benefit learners and educators alike.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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What are the major product management trends of 2015?

DISQO

What does it take to be a successful product manager? What exactly do product managers do on a daily basis? What are the latest trends and best practices throughout the product lifecycle? To get answers to these questions and to many others, we sourced and surveyed over 100 product managers at SMBs to Fortune 500 companies across various industries.

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How the Top 50 Tech Companies Are Being Affected by Current Trends

TSIA

As we head into 2015, we'd like to get a glimpse of what's on the horizon for technology services by taking a closer look at the most recent industry trends. To do this, we'll be referencing the TSIA Service 50 index, which tracks the service and revenue profit trends of a sampling of the top 50 companies in the industry from public record data sources.

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The Difference Between Customer Service and Customer Success

TSIA

When working in customer facing businesses, there are a number of terms thrown around that revolve around the customer. We hear such phrases as “customer service,” “ customer success ,” “customer experience,” “customer loyalty,” used repeatedly, but just because these phrases are common within our industry, it doesn’t mean that their meanings are obvious.

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How to Connect Your Service Offers to Business Value: Part 1

TSIA

Over the past year, we’ve talked a lot about the emergence of B4B and the growing need for product-focused companies to become customer outcome-focused, but there is still a lot of confusion about how to accomplish this transformation. In this three part blog series, I will be outlining the key capabilities required in order to make the transition, how to identify customer outcomes, and how your company can take the plunge toward offering outcomes as part of your pricing model.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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8 Steps to Building Features Your Users Actually Want

UserTesting

Today’s guest post was written by Craig Morrison, founder of UsabilityHour.com. Enjoy! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!! That’s a quote from Lord of the Rings, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last… 60 years. This is … The post 8 Steps to Building Features Your Users Actually Want appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Will Microsoft HoloLens Catch On? [POLL]

UserTesting

This week, Microsoft made some big announcements. And when we saw HoloLens , the new wearable device that overlays high-definition holograms onto the real world, we couldn’t help but get excited. If you haven’t already heard the news about … The post Will Microsoft HoloLens Catch On? [POLL] appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Will Microsoft HoloLens Catch On? [POLL]

UserTesting

This week, Microsoft made some big announcements. And when we saw HoloLens , the new wearable device that overlays high-definition holograms onto the real world, we couldn’t help but get excited. If you haven’t already heard the news about … The post Will Microsoft HoloLens Catch On? [POLL] appeared first on UserTesting Blog.